One of the occasional political posts. You’re probably full of this news already, if you live in the UK. It on the TV for 24 hrs. Anyway, let me unload before my head explodes.
There’s an article in guardian that’s worth a read to understand how deeply fucked-up many MPs heads are. The political class loves public data – to protect the public, of course – but, oh no, MPs expenses are private. WTF.
A few days back Stephen Fry offered his opinion that everyone fudges their expenses: we should move on, there are bigger things at stake to get hung up on small fry (unintended pun warning). He’s right, of course. But, he is also quite out of depth with public anger and for once appeared like someone who didn’t ‘get it’. (I like him, btw, for his erudition, and for writing this book on poetry)
In Question Time,[UK only link] one lady said she felt very sad because many MPs who are doing good work are going to feel very demotivated and the stupid shitparty called BNP may gain from all this. (I think, the widespread exposure to BNP will have precisely the opposite effect.)